These boots are wonderfully stylish, and I have received countless compliments on them from both horse people and non-horse people. They look great paired with breeches, but are also loose fitting enough that I've worn them with jeans without a problem. These boots could easily double as a standard pair of winter boots for someone who doesn't ride.
The grip on the sole is good, and these boots are intended for riding use. However, the foot is somewhat bulky, and I found myself feeling a little stuck in the stirrups. Because of the thickness of both the footbed and the ankle area, it was difficult to tell just where my leg was pressing against my horse. Because of this I don't favor these boots for riding, but they've become my go-to pair of winter barn boots.
The two elastic straps along the sides are adjustable with Velcro, allowing you to tailor the fit of the boots to the outfit that you're wearing. These boots themselves are made of nubuck leather, which has held up well; I've used these boots for an entire season now.
I did have one major problem with these boots, in that the back of the heel area is made of a plastic or metal cup which irritated the back of my ankle and tendon. While breaking in these boots helped, I am still irritated by this area if I walk any real distance - hand walking my horse in these boots is out, unless I wear two pairs of socks. The double-sock method is effective in solving the issue, but it's not ideal.
All in all, these boots are great for working around the barn, and if you're not bothered by their bulk, then you can also ride in them. I'm impressed by their quality, and enjoy the warmth that they provide. The Rovigo Tall Boots are available from Horze.com.